Tuesday, 24 May 2016
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
Tuesday
Low  57°
High 92°
Wednesday
Low  54°
High 92°
Thursday
Low  54°
High 90°
Friday
Low  53°
High 80°
Saturday
Low  59°
High 86°
Sunday
Low  59°
High 89°
Monday
Low  58°
High 88°
Current Temperature in Liberal KS is 62°  
KSCB Radio News US National Business Health & Science Political World Sports Top NPR Headlines Sports National Headlines
John Brown Leg Irons To Be Auctioned Off
06/20/2013

The leg irons that restrained abolitionist John Brown after his failed 1859 raid on a federal arsenal in Harpers Ferry are being sold Saturday in Texas.
 
     But officials with two historical parks dedicated to his legacy can't afford to bid.
 
     Dallas-based Heritage Auctions estimates the shackles are worth at least $10,000.
 
     Idaho resident John Boling, whose family has long owned them, says he hopes the buyer will display them publicly.
 
     Many scholars believe Brown's raid hastened the start of the Civil War. He'd planned to arm slaves he believed would join him in a guerrilla war, but his rebellion was quickly crushed.
 
     Brown was tried for treason and murder, convicted and hanged.
 
     The Connecticut native was hanged in Charles Town. He's buried on his former farmstead in North Elba, N.Y.
 

 

© Associated Press
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
Garrett Love Issues Statement, "Why We Are Stepping Down"
Injury Accident In Dillons Parking Lot
Three Redskins on All WAC Team Including MVP
480 Will Hire Workers to Help Teachers Move
Wichita State Raises Thousands For Kaiser Carlile Family
Tim Fitzgerald Looks Forward to Playing Baseball at Seward  
Kansas Can't Require Proof Of Citizenship
Retirement Reception for SCCC instructor Steve Merz
Oklahoma Legislature Passes Bill Criminalizing Abortion
Torres Wins Four Golds to Lead LHS at Regional Meet
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
Two Arrested For Drugs After Traffic Stop In Texas County
Crossroads To Host Little Britches Rodeo
MAAM Director Jim Bert To Retire
2016 Liberal Bee Jay Pre-season Roster
Liberal's Cameron Riley Competes at State  
Kansas Officially Drought Free
Saints Cap Best Season with Sixth Place Finish
Three Redskins on All WAC Team Including MVP
These Guys Have Come a Long Way
Torres Wins Four Golds to Lead LHS at Regional Meet
Click Here For All Stories
Click Here for KSCB Talk Radio 1270 am
Click Here for B107.5
Click Here for The Legend 102.7
click Here for ozzBlog
Click Here for the Emergency Alert Hanbook

©2016 Seward County Broadcasting Company, Inc.
1410 N. Western Ave. Liberal, KS 67901

Emergency Alert System | EEO Public Report Form | The Public and Broadcasting

Powered by Radio Media Group